The Impact of Campus Climate on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ College Students: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (69380)

Session Information: Mental Health
Session Chair: Xueqin Huang

Sunday, 2 April 2023 15:05
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The relationship between the campus climate for LGBTQ+ and the mental health of LGBTQ+ students has been an important global research issue in recent years. Some previous studies have highlighted that LGBTQ+ students who have negative experiences on campus, such as threats and harassment would be more likely to have depressive symptoms (Evangelista et al., 2022; Seelman et al., 2017). However, there are also studies showing that the campus climate has a limited impact on the psychological health of LGBTQ+ students (Davis et al., 2018; Woodford et al., 2012). This raises the research question as to whether the LGBTQ+ campus climate may have an effect on the mental health of LGBTQ+ students. In order to answer this research question, a systematic review and meta-analysis will be conducted in this study. A systematic literature search of PubMed and Web of Science was conducted from the day of inception until the 15th of November 2022. The study protocol was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42023388504). Seven studies were included in the current meta-analysis, with a total of 2609 participants who identified as LGBTQ+ college students, with mean ages ranging from M= 20.54 to M=24.1. This presentation provides preliminary data from the meta-study which shows that the negative campus climate presents a negative pooled correlation with self-esteem, and a positive pooled correlation with stress, depression, and anxiety. This research is possible to contribute to a better understanding of the effect of campus climate on the mental health of LGBTQ+ students.

Xueqin Huang, Nagoya University, Japan
Bowen Fan, Nagoya University, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Ms.Xueqin Huang is currently an post-graduate students of Humanities at Nagoya university,Japan. She is specializing in media studies. Currently, Huang is focusing on the studies about social media use and social capital of college students in Japan.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00